Jonathan Morgan plea for assistance, Portland, 1869

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Jonathan Morgan, a Portland lawyer, writer, and inventor, wrote a plea to the mayor, aldermen, and Common Council of Portland in 1869 for assistance due to his losses in the 1866 fire. They had previously granted him $100. He argued that the previous allocation was unfair.

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About This Item

  • Title: Jonathan Morgan plea for assistance, Portland, 1869
  • Creator: Morgan, Jonathan
  • Creation Date: 1869
  • Subject Date: 1869
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Local Code: Coll. S-2057, Misc. Box 99/12
  • Collection: Jonathan Morgan papers
  • Object Type: Text

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